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Plan Ahead for Hurricane Sandy and Your Pets

Don't Forget to Plan for your Pets too !

 

Hurricane Sandy may or may not grace us with her presences this coming week however, let’s PLAN and be prepared:

  1. A couple extra cans of dog or cat food
  2. Can opener – manual not electric
  3. Buy a gallon of water
  4. Super yummy treats and a favorite toy
  5. Medications- ( may be worth getting the prescription filled if running low )
  6. Collar with ID tags – animals name and phone number and your contact info
  7. Crate or a carrier – incase you must evacuate
  8. Flashlight and extra batteries
  9. Wee Wee pads and some cleaning supplies
  10. Pet First Aid kit 

 

Plan on indoor playtime!   If you have a dog and cat that tend not to get along or a cat that is typically an outdoor cat…well your house may have a little extra energy this week.  Please remember this is not the norm for your pets, they may be nervous, tired and or anxious please have a little extra patience with them.

Bring in your outdoor pets…ALL cats must come in!

  1. If you have bunnies, try bringing their cage into your garage for a few days
  2. If you have a barn, prep it and have extra food available incase you are unable to get outside to check on your animals

 

If you need to evacuate please remember:

  1. Most hotels will allow you to bring your pet "in case of an emergency"  but please call to confirm first. 
  2. If you are going to a family or friend’s home, This is all new to your pet too,  understand your animal’s behavior may not be his normal self.
  3. If you are being placed in a shelter please confirm they allow pets.  A RED CROSS SHELTER WILL NOT ALLOW ANY ANIMAL INTO THEIR SHELTERS.   Please request a town or FEMA sponsored shelter as they care and realize your pet is your family ~  ALL are welcomed

 

Tracey is the owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care of North Andover and may be contacted at 978-697-6571 or www.wigglewalk.webs.com on facebook at www.facebook.com/wigglesjigglespetcare

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